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Hallock Public Library WIN (Text) 35500006564049 Main Checked out 08/08/2022
Hallock Public Library WIN (Text) 35500006603961 New Checked out 08/19/2022
Ada Public Library M WIN (Text) 33500013574884 New Checked out 08/19/2022
Detroit Lakes Public Library M WIN (Text) 33500013574876 New Checked out 08/19/2022
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  • ISBN: 0063142260
  • ISBN: 9780063142268
  • Physical Description: 359 pages ; 24 cm
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  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollins Publisher, [2022]

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General Note: "A novel" -- cover.
Summary, etc.: October 1942. Jo Hardy, a 22-year-old ferry pilot, is delivering a Supermarine Spitfire -- the fastest fighter aircraft in the world -- to Biggin Hill Aerodrome, when she realizes someone is shooting at her aircraft from the ground. Returning to the location on foot, she finds an American serviceman in a barn, bound and gagged. She rescues the man, who is handed over to the American military police; it quickly emerges that he is considered a suspect in the disappearance of a fellow soldier who is missing. Tragedy strikes two days later, when another ferry pilot crashes in the same area where Jo's plane was attacked. At the suggestion of one of her colleagues, Jo seeks the help of psychologist and investigator Maisie Dobbs. Meanwhile, Maisie's husband, a high-ranking political attaché based at the American embassy, is in the thick of ensuring security is tight for the first lady of the United States, Eleanor Roosevelt, during her visit to the Britain. There's already evidence that German agents have been circling: the wife of a president represents a high value target. Mrs. Roosevelt is clearly in danger, and there may well be a direct connection to the death of the woman ferry pilot and the recent activities of two American servicemen. To guarantee the safety of the First Lady -- and of the soldier being held in police custody -- Maisie must uncover that connection. At the same time, she faces difficulties of an entirely different nature with her young daughter, Anna, who is experiencing wartime struggles of her own.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2022 January #1
    There's a lot going on in the seventeenth Maisie Dobbs mystery starring the intrepid investigator. In summer 1942, Air Transport Authority ferry pilots, many of them women, are being shot at by a pistol-wielding assailant in Kent, England; a Black American soldier, found by one of the ferry pilots bound and seriously injured, is being held in the disappearance of another soldier; Eleanor Roosevelt, in England to observe Blitz-torn conditions in the UK, may be in danger; and Maisie's adopted daughter, of Maltese descent, is being bullied at her new school. Along with husband Mark, an American political attaché, Maisie lands in the middle of all these plot strains. Winspear manages the multifarious narratives with aplomb, excelling both in her portraits of the female ferry pilots, whose courage and daring in flying the sleek, speedy Spitfires (an aeroplane surely made for a woman, lifting her high into the sunlit skies) and in dramatizing the bond Maisie feels for the Black American soldiers, victims of racism, who share with the British women the strength to remain standing tall when the world was bearing down. Copyright 2022 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Detective and mystery stories
Roosevelt, Eleanor 1884-1962 Fiction
Attempted assassination Fiction
Murder Investigation Fiction
World War, 1939-1945 England Fiction
Great Britain History George V, 1910-1936 Fiction
Dobbs, Maisie (Fictitious character) Fiction
Genre: Historical fiction.
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